Thursday, 10 July 2014
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
A new moth trapped in the garden on 6th July 2014 confirmed today as Coleophora peribenanderi. This moth is said to use Thistle (carduum or cirsium) as the host plant.
|Coleophora peribenanderi male genitalia plate|
Monday, 7 July 2014
Essex Skipper has appeared on my local patch for the second year running now with this male on the top of Sand Point near the trig point. The antennae show tips that look half dipped in black and the sex brand is shorter than Small Skippers and parallel to the edge of the wing.
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
I've seen Green Tiger Beetle on Brean Down a few years ago but never on Sand Point until today. I found this individual on the footpath near the point seemingly hunting for food. Their prey is said to be ants and spiders and other insects small enough to drag down into it's burrow. I watched it attack a woodlouse at one stage the rest of the time it lay in wait.
|Green Tiger Beetle|